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Where is Alameda County?

There's nothing like dropping the windows of your rental car and steering down lengthy stretches of highways. But before you ride off on a big adventure in Alameda County, how about learning a little about this popular spot? Find out a bit about United States of America, because that's where you'll need to head to get your adventure rolling.

What are the major attractions in Alameda County?

If you're on the hunt for some unforgettable pit stops on your Alameda County road trip, we're here to help. Here are a couple of attractions you'll need to program into your GPS. Adjust your rearview mirror and get ready to discover University of California, Berkeley. This landmark draws in many adventurers like you every year and is 1 mile from the prominent city of Oakland. Set up the ultimate road trip playlist and drop by University of California, Berkeley as well. Once you've cranked up the music, you'll find it 1 mile from another major city, Berkeley.

What are the best road trip destinations in Alameda County?

Alameda County is a wonderful place to take to the highways and byways in your own rental vehicle. Crank up your favorite playlist and enjoy the convenience of visiting all the region's treasures dotted between each of its best tourist destinations. Experience some (or all) of this place's most famous cities:

  • Oakland (population of 419,300)
  • Fremont (population of 232,200)
  • Livermore (population of 88,100)
  • Pleasanton (population of 79,500)

How can I get a cheap car rental in Alameda County?

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  • Before you jump behind the wheel, check out both airport and non-airport pickup and drop-off office locations to ensure you're bagging the cheapest deal in town;
  • If you don't mind which day of the week you pick up the keys to your car and your schedule is flexible, play around with days and dates to find the best rates;
  • Try to keep the time of your pickup and drop-off as similar as possible. If you bring back your car later than you picked it up, you could be charged an extra day;
  • Keep more dollars in your wallet. You'll score some of the best deals when you prepay your vehicle;
  • Last of all, secure your booking as soon as you possibly can to bag a ton of savings!

What is the most popular rental car category in Alameda County?

Alameda County boasts some amazing beaches, mountains, and sandy shores. It would be a shame not to get out of the city to take in these striking scenes. If that sounds enticing, consider booking an SUV or a full-size vehicle. Even if you don't plan to get off the beaten track, you'll be grateful for the extra space.

Should I get a luxury rental car in Alameda County?

There's loads of choice when it comes to rental cars in Alameda County. From spacious SUVs with plenty of trunk space to easy-to-park compacts, you'll find it all here. Selecting your perfect match depends on your budget and what you intend to do. There are some road trips that are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas others don't need much more than a bargain, no-frills type model. The choice is yours.

What do I need to know about driving in California?

Start the engine and get ready to uncover the best of Alameda County from the comfort of your own rental car. If you've never driven around this area before, you don't need to worry. We've gathered together some handy tips to help you navigate your way around safely and easily:

What side of the road do they drive on in Alameda County?

In Alameda County, you'll have to stick to the right side. When exploring someplace new, it's a good idea to select a car with automatic transmission. That way, you can focus on the road and save worrying about gear changes.

Are there speed limits in Alameda County?

Speed limits typically range from 15 mi/h to 70 mi/h in Alameda County and there are penalties for exceeding the limit. Built-up areas usually have a maximum speed of 25 mi/h, unless stated otherwise.

What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in California?

Generally, your chosen rental car company will bill the amount listed on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges. Or they may forward your contact details to the relevant local law enforcement agency, who'll then issue a fine directly to you.

Are seat belts compulsory in California?

Subject to a few exceptions, seat belts are compulsory in California.

Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Alameda County?

As is the case in many places, standard cell phone usage is not allowed while cruising around Alameda County. However, there is an exception for hands-free or Bluetooth functions. Just ensure you maintain focus on the road.

What are the rules around drink driving in Alameda County?

The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit while driving in Alameda County is 0.08%. If you're planning on partying, leave your rental car behind and organize a different way of getting home instead.

Is turning on a red light allowed in Alameda County?

Yes you can. But before doing so, you are required to stop the car completely and only move on if there's no approaching traffic.

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